Cyprus approves formal crew change process

Amid a growing discussion on the need for states to enable crew changes and protect seafarers’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) officially announced a new process to facilitate crew changes, which are now possible under certain conditions.

STCW guidance for Cyprus flagged vessels

The circular provides guidance to vessels flying the Cyprus flag in order to put into effect the provisions of the 2010 Manila Amendments of the STCW78 Convention which will be in force after 31 December 2016 in respect with the new introduced capacities.


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